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Our students interns, when available, provide counseling services by request.

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Please complete the form. Also, you can email us at: MFRI@ucf.edu

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If you need more information or assistance, please contact us at 407-823-1748. You can find a contact request form in section Interest in Project Harmony.

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There is no cost for your participation. Parking is included.

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Our Relationship Educators are formally trained and certified in the curriculum Prevention Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), and come from a variety of backgrounds, such as licensed counselors, social workers, educators, and from community based organizations.

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The PREP approach is a scientifically-based and empirically-tested method of teaching relationship education. It is based on over 30 years of research in the field of relationship health, with much of the research conducted at the University of Denver, and sponsored by the National Institute of Health.

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The workshops are offered in English and Spanish.

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Must be 18 years of age to participate. Participants can enroll as an individual or as a couple. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.

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The services are offered for couples and individuals. You can participate in PROJECT HARMONY if single, not in a committed relationship, or your significant other is unavailable.

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Unfortunately, you can only participate once. The design of the research does not permit enrolling more than once.

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No, we do not provide transportation; however, we offer assistance with bus passes upon request.

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No, our workshops offer relationship education to couples and individuals as well as essential skills to promote success in the workplace while learning more about personal strengths. Our program will help you learn effective communication strategies, gain tools to cope with stressful situations, learn to listen and be heard and improve conflict management skills to positively impact careers and relationships. Every participant is assigned a Family Case Manager. They provide participants with information and resources as needed.

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Project Harmony does not offer direct counseling services. Once enrolled in Project Harmony, your assigned Family Case Manager will provide resources upon request. These may include referrals for counseling services.

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No, once randomly assigned to a group, your group assignment cannot be changed.

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Each couple or individual will be randomly assigned by a computer generated system.

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If you are participating with your partner/significant other, both of you will be placed in the same group. However, if you chose to participate in our program for individuals, we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to the same group.

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Yes, you can participate in Project Harmony if you participated in Project Together.

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If interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please visit the Connect With Us section of our website.

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The MFRI offers internships to students who wish to work with children, couples and families. Internships are typically for one year, during the Fall and Spring semesters. Please contact Dr. Dalena Dillman Taylor at taylor@ucf.edu if interested in applying for internships. You can also visit the Students section of the website to learn about opportunities to intern at the MFRI.

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If interested in partnering with the MFRI, please fill out the contact request form at the Community section of the website.

Administrative Contact Information:

Telephone: 407.823.1748 | Fax: 407.823.1749 | Email: mfri@ucf.edu

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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute23 hours ago
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https://www.ucf.edu/pegasus/we-need-to-talk/
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Check out this interesting article about awareness by Dr. Dan Siegel on The Gottman Institute’s Blog! Increasing awareness and mindfulness can help you handle stressful situations. Learn more about these relaxation techniques in our workshops! Call (407) 823-1748 or visit us at www.mfri.ucf.edu today!

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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute7 days ago
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